Is it possible to drive your boat with a joystick? What about a reliable and easy-to-use system to “anchor” your boat without a physical anchor? The answer is yes and yes. Volvo IPS system will do all this and more. Whether you are after a more effortless docking, better manoeuvrability or easy-as-anything anchoring where ever, whenever, this might just be the coolest gadget you get for your boat!
Volvo IPS system integrates your boat’s engines and electronics into one platform. The integration offers you unique optional functions, increased control, easier and better manoeuvring and better onboard comfort. The capabilities include Joystick Driving, Dynamic Positioning System and a state-of-the art Interceptor Trim System.
It might sound almost too good to be true, but the IPS system manages to lower fuel consumption while improving the engine’s performance. Compared to an inboard shaft of the same power, the statistics show that a boat equipped with an IPS accelerates much faster and has a higher top speed.
According to studies, here are some benefits when comparing to inboard shafts:
- 40% longer cruising range
- 20% higher top speed
- 30% reduced fuel consumption
- 30% less CO2 emissions
- 50% lower perceived noise
- More onboard space
But that is just the statistics. What does the system look like for your boat?
- Individually steerable IPS Drives with twin counter-rotating propellers
- Engines connected to the IPSs via the gearbox
- Helm station with throttle, displays, joystick, steering wheel
- Additional helm station connectivity
- Joystick for docking
- Other EVC options available such as Dynamic Positioning System
We install Volvo IPS systems regularly and can assure of the wow factor of this system. The only downside with the IPS system is that your adolescent children can now probably drive and dock your boat as well as you can!